Published by Walther König, Köln

 

A woman in a hospital bed. A postcoital couple. Two kids in the woods. A burlesque dancer. A group of flappers on the beach. A coal miner. An Afghan rebel with a machine gun. A pregnant woman. Picasso. Chet Baker. Female welders on break. A group of nuns. All smoking. This concise artist's book is an homage and a small consolation. Düsseldorf cult conceptual photographer Hans-Peter Feldmann, who has smoked for 30 years, here attacks the burgeoning international movement against smoking in public places with a series of found photographs that illustrate the positive sides of the act.